Amazon launches music into the cloud


While all the talk about cloud music in the last year or so was centered on when Apple would launch their service, it was Amazon, the leading online retailer who made the first move into the cloud last week with the announcement of their Cloud Drive & Cloud Player.

I’m sure a few of you are wondering what kind of hippy dippy nonsense I’m on about. Cloud music? It all sounds suspiciously like an ill-advised experimental ambient concept album, but fear not, this is THE FUTURE (probably). The cloud concept in computing is one that is becoming much more ubiquitous (ironically after the last big computing system concept was called “ubiquitous computing”).

Cloud computing allows you to harness the power and resources of multiple computers rather than rely on one computer or server to host your website, email or files. So, as we all become increasingly more connected, the theory is that everything we own on our hard drives could exist on the virtual cloud, so we could access it anywhere we needed it and our data will persist across our digital life. (more…)

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Band of Blogs: Body Language, Danger Mouse & Jack White, Wu Lyf & the best of recent Irish music

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Body Language

Headspinning dance-pop from a Brooklyn four-piece whose Social Studies EP has been slowly gaining fans on the blogosphere over the last four months.

Listen at Some Kind Of Awesome.

New Irish music

Goodtime John, Le Galaxie, Yeh Deadlies, Avalanche Ammo, The Karman Line, Estel and Moths are amongst the Irish acts who are impressing of late with new music, as well as keeping Irish music on its roll of creativity.

Danger Mouse & Jack White

Superproducer Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi (pictured) have teamed up for a Spaghetti Western-inspired album called Rome which features vocals from Jack White and Norah Jones.

Listen at State Magazine.

Wu Lyf

Having spent the last year or so shunning labels and publicity, these Manchester kids will release a debut album of “heavy pop” in June. Their name may stand for “World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation” but their debut single is much more gentle and intriguing.

Listen at Horror Show Tunez

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